ERIC Number: ED356839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Community College Reference Services: A Working Guide for and by Librarians.
Katz, Bill, Ed.
The 25 articles in this book were written by librarians as a guide for reference services personnel working in two-year college libraries. Part I, The Community College Reference Mission, includes "Community College Services," by Derrie B. Roark; "Community College Librarianship: A Changing Frontier," by Marilyn Searson Lary; "Typical Is Atypical: The Community College Student," by Susan Anderson and Susanne E. Fischer; and "Availability: Information Where It Is Wanted and It Is Needed," by Al Carlson. Part II, Reference Services, includes "Reference Services and Information Literacy," by Mary Adams Loomba; "Genius Tools and Quellenforschung," by Mark Y. Herring; "Lean and Mean: Reference Service in the Small Community College," by Richard N. Shaw; "Developing the Reference Collection," by Dale Luchsinger; "Fee-Based Information Services: Serving Business/Strengthening the LRC," by Diane Grund; and "South Carolina Technical Community Colleges and Technology Transfer," by L. Gene Elliot. Part III, Computerized Reference Services, includes "A Trip Down CD-ROM Lane," by Douglas K. Lehman; "The Electronic Library's Impact on Reference Service," by V. Sue Hatfield; "Harnessing CD-ROMs and Collection Policies," by Jennie S. Boyarski; "On-line Search Services," by Wanda K. Johnston; and "On-line Computerized Bibliographic Searching," by Patricia Twilde. Part IV, Personnel, includes "Part-time Faculty: Implications for Reference Services," by Pamela A. Price; "Paraprofessionals at the Reference Desk," by Kate Donnelly Hickey; and "Reference Work and the Clerical Staff," by Stanley N. Ruckman. Part V, Bibliographic Instruction, includes "Bibliographic Instruction and Information Technologies," by Wanda K. Johnston and Joan S. Clarke; "Teaching 'Skills' and 'Content' in the Library," by Donald Ray; and "Library Instruction in an Automated Library," by Tisa M. Houck. Finally, Part VI, Collection Development, includes "Evaluation: 'Where's the Beef' in Collections?" by Camila A. Alire; "Collection Development: Look before You Leap for Those Who Hesitate Are Lost," by Karen Fischer; "The Public Services Librarian and Collection Development," by Gloria Terwilliger and others; and "Evaluating the Periodicals Collection," by W. Jeanne Gardner. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Utilities, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Library Collection Development, Library Education, Library Personnel, Library Role, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, Library Technicians, Online Systems, School Libraries, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
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Note: For a book on community college libraries, see JC 930 246.